One of those arms contracts, it has been revealed, is for Raytheon to collaborate with Saudis to develop parts for so-called 'smart bombs
.' If the deal goes through, Saudi arms manufacturers would likely gain the expertise required to make smart bombs
Among the components which the Saudis are now allowed to work on with the firm are the control systems and vital electronics for Raytheon's Paveway series of smart bombs
. The technology was previously closely guarded by Washington.
Summary: The US will start delivering smart bombs
to Saudi Arabia as part of a $1.3 billion arms package approved in 2015, according to a report by Bloomberg citing two officials with knowledge of the plans.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- As the Turkish government escalates tensions across the Middle East, the Pentagon has authorized a multimillion dollar deal to sell smart bombs
to Ankara, Sputnik reported.
Washington, Jan.21 (Petra) --The US Department of Defense the "Pentagon" said that the government had agreed to sell Iraq smart bombs
and missiles, IM -9 M Sidewinder and other ammunition for use in its fleet, consisting of 36 fighter F-16 in a deal worth up to nearly $1.95 billion.
The sale would include some 900 smart bombs
, 100 laser kits, 200 warheads and 1,000 capsules, according to (http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-finally-approves-crucial-smart-bomb-sale-to-turkey-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=90519&NewsCatID=352) Hurriyet Daily News .AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Some U.S.
Secondly, bombing is barbaric and cowardly and smart bombs
are basically not that bright.
FACTORY Raytheon's factory in Glenrothes, Fife, makes laser-guidance systems for so-called smart bombs
Present-day surgical strikes and smart bombs
owe a lot to the raid on the dams.
"These 'smart bombs
' are the way things are going," says Cho.
Iran says it is more advanced than its Russian predecessor and is designed to confront fighter jets, cruise missiles, smart bombs
, helicopters and drones.
The Paveway IV "smart bombs
" will be carried by Tornado jets in Afghanistan as well as new Typhoon and Lightning II warplanes.
Fighter jets relied exclusively on smart bombs
, which are guided by laser or satellite, to pinpoint intended targets.
The United States will soon announce plans to sell "a large amount of precision-guided smart bombs
" to the United Arab Emirates, representing a new escalation in tensions over Iran's nuclear program, reported the Lebanese daily AN NAHAR Saturday.